Trail Braking

Technology / Motorcycle / Trail Braking: Keeping the brakes on late into a corner, after initial braking has taken place. A motorcycle riding and driving technique where the brakes are used beyond the entrance to a turn and are gradually released up to the point of apex. (As opposed to releasing the brakes before entering the turn). In applying this technique, motorcycle riders approach turns applying both front and rear brakes to reduce speed. As they enter the turn, they partially release the brakes, as to keep only partial brakes throughout the turn. This will give more traction as the front tire is forced into the pavement. This technique is commonly used when racing, but can enhance control and add more evasive options for street riders making it very worthwhile to learn or at least understand. Be aware that excessive trail braking can result in a loss of grip as the tire’s adhesion is split between braking and cornering forces. It will also noticeably affect the motorcycle behavior (as in handling).

Other Words for Trail

Trail Verb Synonyms: (beaten) path, way, footpath, route, way, track, course
Trail Noun Synonyms: track, spoor, scent, smell, trace, footsteps, footprints, path, wake


Technology / Motorcycle / Trailie: Another name for an Adventure Touring Motorcycle, which could be likened to a larger displacement dual-purpose bike. MORE


Entertainment / Ice Hockey / Trailer: A player who follows his teammate on the attack seemingly out of the action but actually in a position to receive a backward or drop pass. MORE

Trailing Edge

Technology / Aviation / Trailing Edge: The rearmost edge of an AIRFOIL. MORE